Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China
Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Who won Tso vs Kono?
Rex Tso beat Kohei Kono by technical decision in their 7 round contest on Saturday 7th October 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong.
The scorecards were announced as 68-66, 68-66, 68-66 in favor of winner Rex Tso.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Tso vs Kono stats
Rex Tso stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Kohei Kono made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 10 loses and 1 draw.
Rex Tso was the younger man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Tso had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kono. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rex Tso fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kohei Kono was an orthodox fighter.
Tso was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 year and 10 months later than Kono, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 223 less professional rounds, 122 to Kono's 345.
Tso vs Kono form
Kono had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rex Tso on 7th October 2017 by technical decision in their 7 round contest at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China.
Previous to that, he had beat Yuranan Dokrathok on 23rd July 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue on 30th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Auckland.
Before that, he had lost to Luis Concepcion on 31st August 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had won against Tanawat Phonnaku on 27th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Tso's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.
Kono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tso vs Kono?
Rex Tso was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Kohei Kono made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.